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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - Asian Films Are Go!!! (June 16 - July 1)

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and 2005.

Welcome to the second edition of the weekly Subway Cinema News - a guide to Asian entertainment in New York.

This is a continuation of Paul Kazee's Asian Entertainment Update, and like his update we'll be covering mostly pop culture - Movies and the occasional play or concert. We'll be focusing on New York, with the rare foray into the great beyond of New Jersey. Or Connecticut.

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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS (Feb 5 - Feb 12)

BLIND SHAFT continues
Li Yang's beautifully caustic film noir opened Feb. 4 at the Film Forum in New York City. It'll run through February 17 and it's been getting rave reviews from everyone except THE ONION who thinks it's a little slow for a crime film. Never fear, ONION critics. I hear the director is already recutting the film to include a helicopter chase, a running gun battle in the coal mines, and a talking dog named Chairman Bowwow. That oughta do it!
Read our review:
Or visit Film Forum's site here:

American Museum of the Moving Image
DRUNKEN ANGEL (1948, Japan, 108 minutes)
February 7 & 8 @ 6:30PM

Anthology Film Archives
MILLENNIUM MAMBO (2001, Taiwan, 105 minutes)
February 5-8 & 12-15
7:00PM and 9:00PM nightly
4:30PM on weekends

Asia Society
OWL’S CASTLE (1999, Japan, 138 minutes)
Friday, February 6 @ 7:00PM
$5 students; $7 members; $10 nonmembers
For tickets, call Box Office: (212) 517-ASIA

DEATH OF A SHAMAN (2003, Korea, 56 minutes)
Thursday, February 12 @ 6:30PM
A video projection of Richard Hall's documentary about, well, the death of a shaman. Born in Laos, raising a family in the Thai refugee camps, then moving to Sacramento, the Mien shaman of the title died in an accident when he was 50. His daughter has written and produced this documentary about her father, and the Mien people's, experience in leaving Laos and coming to America.
-$5 students; $7 members; $10 nonmembers

Film Forum
BLIND SHAFT (2003, China, 92 minutes)
February 4 - 17 (contact theater for showtimes)

Great Neck Arts Center
SPRING IN MY HOMETOWN (1998, Korea, 113 minutes)
Thursday, February 5 @ 7:30PM
Scads of critics chose it as the best Korean film of 1998, and this drama about two boys living in a rural village during the Korean War is a gorgeously shot picture that won any number of awards.
Read a review of the movie:
Or go to:

Great Neck Arts Center
115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021.
How to reach:
1) By Long Island Railroad, just get on Port Washington line and get off at the Great Neck Station and walk north for two blocks. You will see the Squire Cinema on your right side.

2) By car. it's the Long Island Expressway, get off at exit 33, go north on Lakeville Road until it becomes Middle Neck Road. Go over the railroad tracks for two more blocks, make a right turn on Maple Drive, quick left into free parking lot. You can walk throught the Arts Center, down the stairs, make a right and you will see the theater on your right.

Japan Society
The History of Japanese Horror Films series continues!
CREST OF BETRAYAL (1994, Japan, 105 minutes)
Monday, February 9 @ 6:30PM
Two great folktales in one: Chushingura meets Yotsuya in Kinji Fukasaku’s (BATTLE ROYALE) ghost movie.
Review at:
More info:

Loew's State
Bollywood films now showing:
KHAKEE (2004, India) 1:30PM, 5:00PM, & 8:30 daily
more info:

MOMA @ Gramercy Theater
February 5 - 27
MOMA's mammoth retrospective of Korea’s grand master director, Im Kwon-Taek, kicks off in huge fashion with 14 screenings this week. The highlights include his most recent film, CHIHWASEON, the Romeo and Juliet story of CHUN HYANG, and his classic SOPYONJE. There are simply too many screenings to list here, and I’ll probably get them wrong, so visit this link for a full schedule and film descriptions:

Monday, February 9 @ 8:00PM
Chinese video and installation artist, Wang, discusses his recent work.

Village East Cinemas
The run continues for Satoishi Kon's heartfelt anime.
more info:

*Special Notice*
Producer's Club Theater
February 5 - 8 @ 8PM
February 7, 8 @ 2PM
The first presentation since 1992 of prize-winning playwright Masahiko Shimada's play, based on Dante's Divine Comedy. This is a contemporary Japanese play from the company, Conne, which is dedicated to presenting Japanese theater to a Western audience. The show is in Japanese, with English subtitles.
Tickets are $15 general, $10 student

Producer's Club Theater
358 West 44th Street btwn 8th and 9th Ave
More info: call (212) 315-4743

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